Flora Samuel is Professor at the University of Reading and was the first female Head of Sheffield University School of Architecture. The author of Why Architects Matter (2018), she has been awarded […]
Sarah Wigglesworth is an architect with over 30 years experience in practice. She is acknowledged as a pioneering influence in British architecture. She has extensive expertise in green and sustainable design. Her work is characterised by careful theorising of […]
Niamh Lincoln, MArch Dissertation, 2015. Tempelhofer Feld presents a very particular form of public space, as a 386-hectare vacuum in the city of Berlin. Exploring the dynamics and peculiarities that contribute to the experience and understanding of such a unique space requires not only […]
Keren Obiuzu, MAUD Dissertation, 2020. The aim of this design thesis is to research how urban design practitioners can deploy design methods to support Makoko community in building resilience, with a deeper focus on the social urban issues faced by the community.
Kexin Cai, MAUD Dissertation, 2020. This thesis design aims to explore and analyze how urban design practitioners could deploy design methods to support wildlife and designing coexistence of human and wildlife in contemporary cities.
Shima Rezaei Rashnoodi, PhD Thesis, 2018. This research explores the ways in which Iranian women make their diasporic home in the context of Great Britain. The transient nature of diasporic homes provides a unique situation to be examined in relation to the notions of gender, identity, culture and homemaking.
Lara Anna Scharf, MAUD Dissertation, 2020. Situated within the ever-changing field of socially engaged spatial practice, the project explores the relationship between such contexts of socio-spatial inequality, the role of the urban practitioner, and the transformation of spatial practice.
Pritika Akhil Kumar, MArch Dissertation, 2017. India is a country in transition. As the Indian population catches up with the developed world, its needs have begun to go beyond the bare necessities of “roti, kapda, makaan” (food, clothing, housing). In this scenario, there is a strong need for an environment that encourages free conversation and active citizenship.
Sarah Joyce, PhD Thesis, 2018. Birth spaces designed by architects are a relevantly recent invention in the history of childbirth. Sarah’s work critiques the production of such spaces via regulation and […]
SUAS is an inclusive society that aims to encourage a thriving social and educational scene within the School of Architecture
MatriArch is a feminist collective which facilitates discussions on architectural education and practice, campaigning for a better and more accessible learning and professional environment. Set up while we were students at Sheffield School of Architecture, now, as we have moved from university into practice, we are at a point where we can reflect on the journey so far.
Juan Wang, MAAD Dissertation, 2019. Breast-feeding in public space has been a social concern for a long time. The behavior itself not only occupies the physical space, but also interacts with the environment to form the social space form of the body. As a mother and an architect, the author […]
Xiaohui Chen, MAUD Dissertation, 2020. This paper considers how power will be resisted and reconstructed through critical spatial practices. It draws on the experiences of Hong Kong foreign domestic workers (FDWs), focuses on the […]
Joe McKibben, MArch Design Project, 2018. The Paternal Urban Base is a childcare centre aimed at fathers that focuses on play and risk, providing a platform for men to take on primary care roles in a drive for a more gender equal society.
Martha Minton, Special Study Dissertation, 2020. This study is a call to understand the relationship between the patriarchal ideals of a traditional home and the way students live; whether tradition plays any role at all in male and female domestic practices in single sex shared dwellings.
Laura Jamieson, MArch Dissertation, 2020. As one of the few remaining gender-segregated spaces the public toilet represents a site of conflict in which gender expression is policed. In this essay, the author examines the potential conflicts and alliances between gendered bodies in public toilets within The United Kingdom.
Dulcie Foster Finn, MArch Design Project, 2020. It’s the year 2035 in Sheffield and The Wicker Commons has been operating as a place for local governance for 3 years. As a response to the failing centralised political system, the Wicker Community Land Trust pioneered a new way of doing things. They rejected the […]